Take an Up-Close Look at Bronchial Asthma in Action

According to the World Health Organization, there are between 100 and 150 million people who suffer from symptoms of bronchial asthma around the globe. Although many people are able to live normal, healthy lives with this common respiratory illness, it claims the lives of more than 180,000 people each year. Asthma attacks can also be… Read more »

Illustrating a Congenital Heart Defect

When you consider how complex the process of prenatal development is, it seems remarkable that healthy babies are born at all. Every now and then, however, babies are born with a rare congenital defect that causes the large vessels in their heart to be connected in ways that are contrary to their normal orientation. This… Read more »

Surgical Illustrations are Indispensable Teaching Tools

We might like to think that surgeons are born knowing how to perform life-saving operations, but even the most talented and experienced surgeons start out as medical students. It takes a long time before aspiring surgeons are ready to operate on live human beings; first, they must gain a detailed understanding of the inner-workings of… Read more »

Yoga Illustrations Can Improve Instructional Techniques

Downward facing dog. Tree Pose. Warrior Pose. These are all terms you’re probably familiar with thanks to the rising popularity of yoga in the West. In just a few decades, yoga has gone from being a niche curiosity to a widely-accepted therapeutic practice. Chances are, you don’t have to look too far to find a… Read more »

Detailed Illustrations Depict Microscopic Cell Processes

Within each of us exists a microscopic world where trillions of cells work together to sustain life.  Until very recently, the behavior of those cells remained a mystery to scientists and physicians.  Thanks to the advent of the electron microscope, however, scientists in the 20th century were finally able to make direct observations of organisms… Read more »

How Are Medical Illustrations Used in Court Cases?

When you think of places where you might find highly-detailed medical illustrations, the first thing that comes to mind might be a doctor’s office or med school textbook. But did you know that medical illustrations are commonly used in legal proceedings as well? These aren’t the rough courtroom sketches you see on TV. Rather, these… Read more »

Association of Medical Illustrators Conference Coming in July

The Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) will be holding their annual conference at the Mayo Client at the end of July. This is a high anticipated annual event for medical illustrators around the country, and it’s been happening since 1945. You might think that medical illustration is no longer needed in a time where nearly… Read more »

Why You Need Anatomy Illustrations To Accompany Your Next Editorial

Are you publishing an editorial on a complicated medical subject soon? Most editorials involve giving an option once they’ve delivered the facts, and you want to make sure you opinion is coming through clearly to the reader. One way to make complicated subjects like pathology and pharmacology easier for readers to understand is to add… Read more »

Why You Might See Medical Illustrations in the Courtroom

When you think about all the places you might find medical illustrations, the first thing you might think of is a textbook. For many of us, that’s the first place we might encounter medical illustrations. But that certainly is not the only place you’d find this sort of work. Medical illustrations are a great way to… Read more »